Join Elsa Loftis for an in-depth discussion in this video Why art/design students need to learn research and use libraries, part of Information Literacy.
- Throughout this course we have introduced you…to information contained in databases.…There are thousands of databases.…Some free, and some extremely expensive.…Let's look at some examples that might be useful…specifically to art and design majors.…In addition to periodical and image databases…that we have mentioned earlier,…there are databases that contain e-books,…ebrary is an example of that.…There are also statistic databases…and other databases related to market research.…If you become a business owner or a designer…you may have need of this type of database…to do research about trends.…
If you work for a non-profit organization…here are databases that contain information…about foundations and grants.…These are good for artists seeking funding.…And there are databases that contain information…about the newest, most advanced materials,…excellent for product designers.…Fashion designers may use databases…that contain forecasting information…on new fashion trends and season colors predictions.…Lynda.com is a database of video courses…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
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1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
6. Information Literacy for Art and Design
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